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Flowers for the first three Sunday's in the Season of Lent are inspired by different passages from The Moviegoer by Walker Percy. The remaining Sunday's are interpretations from the scriptures.

 

1st_Sunday_of_LentRS.gif (241084 bytes)   February 21, 2010 - 1st Sunday of Lent - "My peaceful existence in Gentilly has been complicated. this morning, for the first time in years, there occurred to me the possibility of a search. I dreamed of the war, no, not quite dreamed but woke with a taste of it in my mouth, the queasy-quince taste of 1951 and the Orient. I remembered the first time the search occurred to me. I came to myself under a chindolea bush....Six inches from my nose a dung beetle was scratching around under the leaves. As I watched, there awoke in me an immense curiosity. I was onto something. I vowed that if I ever got out of this fix, I would pursue the search." pp 10-11. Flowers: One single hydrangea with oval frame to help focus our attention on the flower.

2nd_Sunday_of_Lent__ChurchRS.gif (265676 bytes) lent_&1.jpg (23061 bytes)   February 28, 2010 - 2nd Sunday of Lent - One of the themes of the novel is expressed in the classic musical shift from a  minor key, to a major one, often signifying , as in this case, some kind of breakthrough, resolution. or newfound freedom.

  "A plank walk leads across some mud holes and a salt marsh to an old dance pavilion. As we pass we catch a glimpse of the airman and his girl standing bemused at a counter and drinking RC Cola. Beyond, a rise of sand and saw grass is creased by a rivulet of clear water in which swim blue crabs and cat-eye snails. Over the hillock the open sea. The difference is very great: first, this sleazy backwater, then the great blue ocean. The beach is clear and a big surf is rolling in; the water in the middle distance is green and lathered. You come over the hillock and your heart lifts up; your old sad music comes into the major." pp 130. 

Flowers include blue, white and green hydrangea with bear grass foliage. The vertical boards represent the plank walk with the blue, white and green hydrangea symbolizing the different ocean colors. When viewed horizontally the plank walk becomes the treble staff and the shells are the music notes of from a chant in the Call To Worship from The New Century Hymnal pp 742 - with the first two measures of text "Gathered here in the mystery of this hour..."

3_Sunday_of_Lent_3_RS.gif (407152 bytes) 3rd_Sunday_of_Lent2_RS.jpg (384093 bytes) March 7, 2010 - 3rd Sunday of Lent "What I want is to believe in someone completely and then do what he wants me to do. If God were to tell me, Kate, here is what I want you to do: you get off this train right now and go over there to that corner by the Southern Life and Accident Insurance Company and stand there for the rest of your life and speak kindly to people--you think I would not do it? You think I would not be the happiest girl in Jackson, Mississippi? I would. (p. 197)

Plant materials include mini white calla lily flowers with clivia leaves, lily grass, oregonia and lemon leave foliage.

4th_Sunday_of_Lent_RS.gif (265387 bytes) March 14, 2010 - 4th Sunday of Lent - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 "If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing."

   " Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." 

    "Love never ends. but as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child; I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love."

Materials: clivia and lily grass foliage with red spray roses are glued onto two mirrors. To each mirror one half of a heart is glued then the mirrors are placed at right angles. 

5th_Sunday_of_Lent_RS.gif (285674 bytes)  March 21, 2010 - 5th Sunday of Lent - Display Titled: Finding a Satisfying Balance. John 12:1-8 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus , whom he had raised from the dead. there they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary tool a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said "Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarri and the money given to the poor? (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) Jesus said, "Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me."

Materials: White calla lilies with aspidistra leaves, trimmed teepee palms and begonia foliage.  

Palm_Sunday_1RS_Royal_Procession.gif (386732 bytes)  March 28, 2010 titled: The Royal Procession - Palm Sunday - Luke 19:28-40 After he said this, he went ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, "Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it an bring it here. If anyone asks you, "Why are you untying it?" just say this, "The Lord needs it." So those who were sent departed and found the colt, its as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, "Why are you untying the colt?" So they said, "The Lord needs it." Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. As he was now approaching the path sown from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying, "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!" Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, order your disciples to stop." He answered, "I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out."

Maundy_Thursday_1_RS.jpg (372827 bytes)  Maundy_Thursday_2_RS.jpg (434172 bytes) Maundy Thursday: Communion and Service of Shadows with a three-dimensional cross and crown of thorns. The Christ candle is held in place with three spikes.

 

Easter_RS.gif (357379 bytes)  Easter_2_RS.jpg (344641 bytes) Easter April 4, 2010 "He Is Risen" This symbolic display features one calla lily standing alone on a stone.

 

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